In a meditation hut or cave, on a comfortable seat,
Sit properly in the posture of the seven points of Vairochana
Except renunciation, weariness, and devotion,
Utterly cast away all other thoughts.
The Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje
A Collection of Commentaries on The Four-Session Guru Yoga
Compiled by the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje
Translated by Khenpo David Karma Choephel
January 2017, ISBN 978-1-934608-55-5 India, ISBN 978-1-934608-56-2 USA,
Paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 in., 96 pages, $9.95, Tibetan and English
Published by KTD Publications, Woodstock, New York and Kagyu Monlam, Bodhgaya, India
Guru yoga is essential for the realization of mahamudra, and in the Karma Kagyu lineage, the primary guru yoga practiced is the Four-Session Guru Yoga by the Eighth Karmapa Mikyö Dorje. This volume presents newly rediscovered instructions for this practice by the Fifth Shamar Könchok Yenlak and the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje along with the more well-known commentaries by Karma Chakme, Karmay Khenchen Rinchen Dargye, and the Fifteenth Karmapa Khakhyap Dorje. These texts give clear guidance that, when accompanied by instruction from a qualified master, will help practitioners develop the profound realization of devotion mahamudra.
Commentaries by the Fifth Shamar Könchok Yenlak, the Ninth Karmapa Wangchuk Dorje, Karma Chakme, Karmay Khenchen Rinchen Dargye, and the Fifteenth Karmapa Khakhyap Dorje.